Verboticism: Salelubrious

'If we buy 100 we'll save over $7000!'

DEFINITION: v., To believe you're saving money by buying things which are on sale even if you don't really want or need them. n., A person who believes they are saving their money whenever they buy something on sale.

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Twoferninny

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: toō fər nin ē

Sentence: Janene is truly a twoferninny. Say the word sale and her eyes light up. Mention "half off" and she may swoon. It doesn't matter that she doesn't need it, if it is a bargain, consider it bought. Just last week she was practically giddy as she saved a huge bundle of cash on two gallons (a twofer) of kumquat juice.

Etymology: twofer (an item or offer that comprises two items but is sold for the price of one) + ninny (a foolish person)

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-15: 11:50:00

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Discountwingebingeosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DISS-cown-TWINGE-binge-OH-sis (discountwingebingeite)

Sentence: Trudy and Dave were struggling to furnish their humble lovenest with modest frugality. Although they wanted to be good consumers, they vowed not to use discount coupons and to eschew non-food items whenever possible. Dave wasn't really the neuroticustomer he used to be in his bachelor days, but his latest trip to the store was economicomical....he succumbed to that dreaded dollar-store affliction known as DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS. To pass up a percieved "DEAL" gave him a sharp pain in his gut, and a gnawing feeling that he'd passed up a great sale. Trudy, however, was less than ecstatic when he returned home with a gross of 5.5" floppy discs and a cubic yard of ossified Ramen noodle soup mixes.

Etymology: DISCOUNT+tWINGE+BINGE+OSIS=........... DISCOUNTWINGEBINGEOSIS.....DISCOUNT:the amount by which something is reduced in cost.....TWINGE:to feel a sudden sharp local pain;Middle English twengen, from Old English twengan; akin to Old High German zwengen to pinch.....BINGE:to engage in impulsive or excessive action;an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence c: an act of excessive or compulsive consumption .....-OSIS:a condition marked by abnormal behavior in one's buying habits.

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metrohumanx http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Trudy-And-Dave-lyrics-John-Hiatt/B7B89D34B2084FBD48256A96002DFA1F - metrohumanx, 2008-10-15: 05:53:00

It sounds a painful affliction! - Nosila, 2008-10-15: 20:30:00

metrohumanx Not as painful as it was to string those dumb words together, though. Not one of my best, i'm afraid. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:55:00

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Shopamallic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: shop/a/mawl/ic

Sentence: Gordon could not be stopped. No matter what was going on, he always found the time AND the money to make every sale at the mall. He had closets full of things he swore would come in handy one day, or at the very least, be "back in style." Yes, he was a shopamallic and proud of it!

Etymology: Play on shopaholic.

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Squanderloss

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Skwan-der-loss

Sentence: Jim got a little carried away when he saw that a leading brand of shampoo and conditioner was being offered at half price. Always one to save a bit of money he bought the whole stock. It wasn't til he got home that he remembererd that he had been completely bald for the past four years. He spent the rest of the day ringing round friends and family members trying to offload 'his bargain' as he could no longer get into his spare room due to the huge number of boxes that had been delivered.

Etymology: Squander( to waste(money) in a reckless or foolish manner) + Loss(to make less money than is originally spent) = Squanderloss

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nice combo and very funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-15: 11:53:00

metrohumanx A classic laugh fest! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:15:00

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Slavor

Created by: looseball

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Denybuy

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: di-nahy-bahy

Sentence: Not only do you feel less guilty by denybuying 4 flat screen tv's - you can also impress your friends & family at the same time.

Etymology: deny + buy

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I like it Remi. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-16: 18:58:00

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Fubargain

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: foo-BAHR-guhn

Sentence: Even though Bob explained to Roxie the term, "Let the buyer beware", she continued to fubargain with imeldacity, believing you couldn't have too many pairs of shoes. And, despite, bargainasty upon bargainasty piling up at home, her shopping philosophy remained the same. "The more you buy, the greater the saving. And hadn't Bob told her that she was protected, in law, by "craveat emptor."

Etymology: Fubargain (vb & n):Fubar(failed to understand beyond all reason - in this context) & bargain. Cognates: Fubargainista

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great sentence as usual - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:49:00

Nice word! And a very 'careful' etymology, OzzieBob. I found this factoid on wikipedia - "FUBAR may have been influenced by the German word furchtbar, meaning terrible." - Tigger, 2007-11-18: 21:56:00

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Bargainchump

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: BAHR-guhn-chuhmp

Sentence: Alex and his date went bargainchumping for half-price lawn flamingos; despite the fact that Alex lived in an apartment, he hoped to impress the young lady with his financial prowess.

Etymology: bargain-hunt + chump

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Surgain

vixphilia

Created by: vixphilia

Pronunciation: SUrgain

Sentence: The bugger said this dehydrated water was 50% off and that's why he bought it. Surgain indeed.

Etymology: Sucker + Bargain

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Defrayaway

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dee-fray-ah-way

Sentence: Jim was an imbesale who couldn't pass up econobuys. A strong believer in the defrayaway plan, he "saved" hundreds of dollars buying 8-track tapes for 99 cents, only to discover that none of his cronies at Verbotomy had an 8-track player.

Etymology: defray, layaway

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maybe we could buy a couple of hundred of them on ebay - they're collectibles afterall - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:46:00

Good word! De-fray(How To Save a Life)ment. There's a tune for you to hum for the weekend. - Stevenson0, 2007-11-16: 18:28:00

Good word! The bargain hunter has little trouble finding a bargain, but a lot of trouble finding a use for it afterward. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:49:00

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